Southeast Asia Field School (GEOS3053)

UNIT OF STUDY

The unit of study can be taken only with prior permission from the unit of study coordinator. It constitutes a Field School run over a three-week period in July, prior to the commencement of the second semester. In 2015 the Field School will be held in Indonesia (Java, Sulawesi and Bali). In other years it may be held in mainland South East Asia (Cambodia, Laos, Thailand). The Field School focuses on three main themes; rural social, environmental and economic change; regional economic integration and its local effects; regional environmental change and natural resources governance. The Field School is run in close association with local universities, whose staff and students participate in some components of the course. Places are limited, and students interested in the 2015 Field School should indicate expression of interest to Dr Jeff Neilson by the end of August 2014.

Further unit of study information

Classes

Five pre-departure lectures during Semester 1 2015, three weeks in-country intensive involving lectures, fieldwork and field-based methods training, readings and small group discussions.

Assessment

One pre-departure background report, one short field essay, group participation, one consolidation report, one exam.

Faculty/department permission required?

Yes

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

6 credit points of Intermediate units of study in Geography. Department permission is required for enrolment.

Prohibitions

GEOS3953, GEOG3201

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.